The course will start with the definition of population movements, methodological issues in measurement of the phonomena, International comparability of the definition, Classification of migration types i.e. refugees, family reunification, labor migration, initiation and persistance of movements as explained by major theories of migration such as the Todaro’s,  Ravenstein’s,  models;  the gravity model .Gender models etc. Decisions to move, based upon “Neo-classical economics”, “New Economics” “Dual Labor Market Theories” and “World Systems Theory” etc. will be covered during the lectures.  The course will develop through studying International instruments, such as history and development of  major organizations and ad-hoc or related conferences on handling the specific issues of migration.   National, regional and global examples will be floored during the discussions.